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Czech-Mate

Simon Stanley explores Vietnam’s historic relationship with the Czech Republic. Photos by Vinh Dao.

“What’s that doing there?” many first-time visitors to Hoa Vien Brauhaus will ask. 1,236 more words

Vietnam

Cubing the Baroque

When I first came to Prague in the spring of 1988, travelling overnight on the sleeper from Budapest, I had only one guidebook to guide me (apart from a fact-heavy, utterly impersonal, poorly translated and amusingly ideological tome published by the Czechoslovak Tourist Office). 297 more words

Panzer 38(t)

This prolific early war tank was a key part of the Wehrmacht’s Panzer divisions even though it was never made in Germany.  It’s derivatives would remain in production past the war’s end. 436 more words

Scale Models

Artist of the moment............Jiri Georg Dokoupil

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $350,000. The artist works as as a printmaker in addition to painting in oils, acrylics, watercolor, and ink. 165 more words

Building at Night

Dita Polachova (approximate age 13)  Watercolor   1942 in Theresienstadt Ghetto

This evening marks Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Originally this observance coincided with the date of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.   559 more words

Art

Noontime Lecture: Katerina Capkova, "The Construction of Jewish Identities in Stalinist Poland and Czechoslovakia"

By Bethany Wages

On 12 April, 2016, Katerina Capkova gave a Noontime Lecture based on her book project entitled “The Construction of Jewish Identities in Stalinist Poland and Czechoslovakia.” Capkova is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences. 711 more words

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